Giveaway- Beans, beans, and more beans!

Giveaway- Beans, beans, and more beans!

And our three randomly selected bean-loving winners are: Veronica, Peggy, and Kalamckala.  Check your email, you three, and congrats!

I’m willing to bet you, faithful Vegan MoFo readers, go through a substantial amount of beans in a month.  Wouldn’t it be great to have several pounds of these nutrient-packed legumes shipped to your front door…for free?!  I mean, if nothing else, it would save you a trip to the grocery store and allow you to spend more time MoFoing.

For the second year in a row we’ve received a great giveaway from the folks at PNW Farmers Coop.  Three lucky people will win three two-pound bags of non-GMO lentils, garbanzo beans, and split peas, sustainably-produced by family farmers in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.  That’s enough to last you quite a while, I’d imagine!

If you need bean inspiration, why not turn to your fellow MoFoers?

Two Vegan Ladies cooked up some adorable Lentil Sliders that look both tasty and satisfying.Or how about some Moroccan Pumpkin Hummus, recipe provided by Robin Robertson?


If you’re all about the split peas, perhaps Cupcakes and Kale will inspire you with  her Curried Chana Dal Soup.

To enter, leave a comment below by 4:00 PST 10/3/2012, telling us about your favorite bean or bean dish to prepare.  Be sure to include a valid email address so that we can contact you.  Three winners will be randomly selected and announced an hour (or so!) after the giveaway is closed.  This giveaway is open to folks in the U.S. only.

122 thoughts on “Giveaway- Beans, beans, and more beans!

  1. I am a bean lover! As a kid I wouldn’t eat any beans but now I have them daily. My newest favorite is Chickpeas. I love finding new ways to enjoy them.

  2. The mango baked beans from Appetite for Reduction is my current favorite bean recipe. I make it in the crockpot and serve with baked sweet potatoes and garlicky kale.

  3. This is tough, but I would have to say chickpeas are my favorite. Roasted, Chana Masala, and home made hummus are my favorite ways to have chickpeas ^_^

  4. Bean burgers are my ultimate favorite. Usually a mix of whatever’s on hand…butter beans, garbanzo beans, lima beans, black beans…I’ve yet to meet a bean that I didn’t like in a burger. 🙂

  5. I can’t even pick one favorite bean or dish, they’re all so good! But if I had to choose right this moment I would say the lentil & veggie soup from AFR. I’ve made that one multiple times and it’s always good.

  6. I have to say, garbanzos are my all-time favorite bean. They are so hearty and versatile. Hummus is a must have in my fridge, especially Baby Zach’s brand Smoked Thai Curry Hummus, so good.

  7. Lima, lentil, soy, and baked, navy, northern, AND GARBANZO! kidneys and frijoles negro, I love beans. I love beans WOO WOO WOO. I love beans, how ’bout you? High in fiber, low in fat! Hey I bet you didn’t know that!

  8. Making falafel and hummus! my favorite thing to do during free time on the weekends is make big batches of falafel and hummus to stuff into pitas and wraps, toss in salads, or even put over rice and quinoa during the week to come. sigh.. i love falafel.

  9. Such a difficult question! I like white bean burger, tamale pie with black beans, split pea soup, bean burritos, the list could go on forever! My personal favorite is the chickpea because I love blending the into hummus, putting them on salads, and pizza too. Although if I’m cooking for my family I’s have to say split peas. They are the only legume that I can get my family to eat!

  10. My favorite bean dish is hummus, of course! But my son loves all kinds of beans, cold with some olive oil and nooch. He’s easy to please. 😉

  11. My favorite bean ever is the adzuki bean. Those sweet little morsels cooked with sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom sometimes even) make amazing sauce over some coconut milk matcha green tea ice cream. My favorite day to day bean is the black bean.

  12. I’ve only recently become a vegan and the bean I’m finding to be my favorite is the garbanzo. I make hummus, I roast them, I put them in salads and sandwiches. They really are a perfect food.

  13. Oh, tough choice! If I could only have one legume now and forever, I’d have to go with chickpeas, but French lentils du Puy would be a very close second. Chickpeas are so useful and versatile and fit into a myriad of cuisines.

  14. OMG I MUST WIN THE BEANS!
    HAHAHAH
    Refried beans – because I have an always-starving thirteen-year-old who would eat burritos until she turned into one….

    Wait, tofu is made from soybean. So there’s that too…

  15. Lately I’ve been making huge vats of refried beans. I also love dals — Chana dal, toor dal, masoor dal, moong dal, urad dal — and I could eat chickpeas every day, for reals. Lately I’ve been really into the dals in Anupy Singla’s books.

  16. Beans, Beans, Beans! Every day, in so many recipes. Our favorites are: chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, mung beans, red lentils, french lentils, split mung beans, butterbeans, lima beans, beans, beans, beans!

  17. Oh gosh, I think chickpeas are my favorite, very closely followed by black beans! I love bean stews and there are a lot of vood ones in AFR. And hummus! My life would be incomplete without it.

  18. I like white beans best. Theyre my favorite because theyre so mild and go great with a cold salad or a hot dish with veggies and dressing!

  19. I love all beans! But now that the weather has cooled off here in the mid west, I am dreaming of big bowls of Lentil Soup!

  20. Baked falafel! Could eat it for the rest of forever. And I’ve never made my own baked beans, but I reckon that’s a really good idea, too.

  21. If I was stuck on a desert island and could only take one type of legume with me, it would be the humble chickpea. My favorite dish is chickpea crepes, called socca it Italy and Besan Chilla in Indian cuisine. They’re delicious!

  22. Homemade black bean burgers. I love watching my kids chow down on them. They are a great way to get them to try new veggies.” Oh, these have mushrooms in them? Maybe I do like mushrooms!”

  23. I made three bean chili last night with black beans, pintos, and white beans. SO GOOD! But my favorite beans would be lentils or garbanzos. I get regular cravings for ethiopian spiced lentils and falafel.

  24. Chickpea “tuna” salad is soo good! I’ve been making it for lunch all week. Who knew what a little veganaise, mustard and vinegar could do to these guys.

  25. So many great beans, how to single out a favorite? I guess we probably use chickpeas and black beans the most. Chickpeas in the form of channa masala, hummus, salads, etc. Black beans for burritos and tamales, etc. See, I couldn’t say just one.

  26. I keep beans in the house at all times. I love to eat warm garbanzo beans or Black eyed peas with taco sauce any time of the year. But with the weather getting colder I have turned to Lentel Barley Stew. It’s so good.

  27. I fully believe that I could not survive without chickpeas! Chickpeas in curry, hummus, chickpeas in pasta- the list goes on and on! My all-time favorite recipe? Chickpea “tuna” salad. This one takes me WAAAYYY back! Maybe I’ll make some right now…

  28. My favorite is using Navy Beans to make a nacho cheese sauce from one of Dreena Burton’s recipe books. My non-vegan friends LOVE it and say it’s exactly like that canned cheese they put on nachos at baseball games — but it’s high fiber and protein and low fat. Mmmmmm….

  29. Being soy and gluten free, I use beans for ev.ry.thing. Sloppy joes, chickpea cutlets, black bean sausage. The list goes on and on. The beans I use the most are chickpeas and navy beans. They are both incredibly versatile!

  30. Honestly, the quick, easy, lazy food I make most often is just throwing some olive oil and chickpeas in a pan, and cooking them until crunchy. Add a bit of salt, nooch, and zaatar halfway through [or rosemary and garlic], and you’ve got dinner!

  31. chickpeas!! they are so versatile. i make chickpea salad (mock tuna but i hate to even call it that), chickpea burgers, manhattan chickpea chowder, hummus so many ways, curried chickpeas, baked chickpeas, chickpeas and spinach for breakfast! omg, i could go on!

  32. My favorite thing to eat that involves legumes/pulses is an Ethiopian dish called miser w’ot (a/k/a mesir wet, miser wot, misir w’etc.)… it’s basically lentils cooked with fried onions, garlic, ginger, berbere spice, and a bunch of veg stock. When I’m feeling fancy, I use Kittee’s recipe to make niter kibbeh (spiced Earth Balance) to use instead of olive oil. Spicy, filling, and so easy to make!

  33. I love beans in all forms! Right this moment, I could go for a piping hot bowl of split pea soup. Or chili. Or pretty much any hearty, bean-y soup. I think I should go fix lunch.

  34. I love, love, love beans….my favorite bean is probably the Garbanzo bean. It is so versatile! Hummus, curry, no-tuna spread, roasted sweet or savory, great in minestrone soup too! Yay garbanzo beans!

  35. I love black eyed peas like crazy (with some mixed greens and some biscuits and some gravy… Oh, man)! But my favorite bean to cook with is the handy-dandy black bean. Chili, bean dip, enchiladas – these are the no brainers. But I also learned from a friend to chop them up and add them to spaghetti, or rinse them and add them to chilled pasta or rice salads. They’ve totally versatile.

  36. Of all things, I absolutely adore home-cooked lima beans. My favorite recipe for them is probably Mediterranean Baked Lima Beans from Veganomicon (with a little nutritional yeast sprinkled on top).

  37. Hummus, hummus, and more hummus! I’m so glad I finally braved using dried beans instead of canned and have been dabbling in making my own hummus – it’s about a billion times better than even the best store-bought tub of hummus.

  38. My fav bean dish is the Bean Pot my boyfriend makes, or the white bean quinoa burgers I make. It’s a toss up.

  39. I haven’t tried roasting chickpeas, but they tend to be my go-to bean/legume. I’m trying to sneak lentils into more things. But really, my favorite bean dish to prepare is good old black bean and sweet potato burritos. It’s a classic.

  40. I actually make a huge bowl of rice/quinoa/farro with chickpeas, veggies and Earth Balance to take to work with me a few times a week. It’s easy, deliciously vegan and pretty much a guarantee I’ll soon turn into a chickpea.

  41. I love to make lentil stew with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and Italian herbs and spices. So filling and warming during the fall.

  42. my favorite beans are black beans and chickpeas. my favorite bean recipe is a simple chickpea salad – in the food processor i put chickpeas, vegenaise, yellow mustard, and dill relish and whir it all together. yummy!

  43. I don’t know that I can pick just one favorite bean dish! We cook black beans once a week or more to toss in rice bowls or make tacos. I love having chickpeas soaking for hummus. And tossing lentils, veggie broth, and some soy curls in the slow cooker makes for a delicious stew for lunch!

  44. Um, I love all beans! If i absolutely had to pick one I’d say black beans. I love making tacos, tofu scrambles, stuffed sweet potatoes, soups, and more with black beans. Like any bean, they are incredibly versatile. Runners up would include chickpeas and cannelloni beans.

  45. This is my jam! Shoot, my blog even has the word Beans in it so you know I am hardcore bean fan 🙂 My favorite dish to make has to be my Red Bean Meatless Balls!

  46. Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans – yum! I throw them all together with some tomatoes and spices and a couple secret ingredients and get our favorite meal of the fall/winter… chili! Even my “I don’t eat foods without meat” husband can’t get enough!

  47. Black beans for me. My favorite recipe is black bean cakes with mango salsa and a side of orange scented asparagus from Vegetarian Times low-fat and fast cookbook.

  48. My favorite bean dish to prepare is any kind of dip. Beans are very versatile and easy to blend with veggies and spices to make them flavorful for all crowds.

  49. I just made the homestyle refried beans from Viva Vegan and have eaten them three days in a row. I can’t believe I waited so long to me homemade refried beans–they were absolutely delicious!

  50. Chickpeas for sure! I use them in everything, but my favorite way to eat them is simply sauteed with garlic, salt, and pepper in a little olive oil. So delicious!

  51. I think it’s a toss-up between the Drunken Beans in Viva Vegan!, AFR hummus, and Yellow Split Pea Soup from Q&E Low-Cal Comfort Food. Those are all amazing bean dishes.

  52. I’m a fan of black-eyed peas paired with a green (collard, kale or mustard), and black beans in many forms (saucy, loafs and balls).

  53. I recently purchased a Magfesca pressure cooker and am enjoying cooking beans rather than purchasing them canned. I would love to win the assortment you are offering!

  54. Its hard for me to pick just one type of bean! We probably use black beans more than anything — black bean soup, beans and rice, bb salsa, the list goes on…

  55. I wouldn’t want to pick between my favorite children, chickpeas and lentils…give me chana masala or the lentil salad from veganomicon any day and i’m happy!

  56. HUMMUS!!!! I love making homemade hummus with chickpeas. My latest favorite spices to season my hummus with are smoked paprika and african spice from trader joes!

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